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New Heights for Golf Tourism?

May 23, 2024

The number of golfers travelling to play has been at or near record levels the past several years. And golfer surveys for 2024 show no sign of let-up when it comes to golf wanderlust.

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New Heights for Golf Tourism?
Are ‘Dualies’ Golf’s Best Customer?

Are ‘Dualies’ Golf’s Best Customer?

May 9, 2024

It’s long been assumed that the traditional, green-grass golfer is golf’s best customer. But research shows it’s actually the committed participants who engage with the game both on course and off who really move the needle for play and spend.

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The (Rising) Cost of Golf?

The (Rising) Cost of Golf?

April 25, 2024

The money golfers pay to play benefits courses and companies throughout the industry. But for the first time in a generation, golf courses are perhaps the business segment enjoying the greatest benefit from the game’s current surge.

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The Pulse of the Golf Consumer

The Pulse of the Golf Consumer

April 11, 2024

As the unofficial kickoff for the golf season, Masters Tournament week is an ideal time to take (and report on) the pulse of the golf consumer. More than 123 million Americans consumed golf in some fashion in 2023, a reach that’s up significantly in recent years.

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Which Way is Municipal Golf Going?

Which Way is Municipal Golf Going?

March 28, 2024

Municipal golf is not facing an existential threat. In fact, it surprises some to learn that the number of municipal courses nationwide has actually increased over the last decade. This gain stands in contrast to broader U.S. supply reductions and the challenges ‘muni golf’ encounters in some areas.

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How Does Golf in Your State Stack Up?

How Does Golf in Your State Stack Up?

March 14, 2024

Every U.S. state aside from Alaska has more than 40 golf courses, and almost two-thirds have at least 175. Florida has the most by a long shot; how many countries have more? Which well-supplied state has the highest proportion of public golf? Which state has the most golfers per public course — and thus the fiercest competition for tee times?

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Golf Supply Update: More Openings, Fewer Closings

Golf Supply Update: More Openings, Fewer Closings

February 29, 2024

Golf course closures last year came in at their lowest figure in almost two decades, resulting in less than a 1% reduction in overall U.S. supply. Here’s a bit more context, as the closure of golf courses is a topic of frequent interest… and frequent misinterpretation.

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